Now is a great time to Get Outside, exercise, and enjoy the healing power of nature. Delaware Nature Society’s (DelNature) trails at Ashland, DEEC, and Abbott’s Mill remain open and we simply ask you maintain a safe social distance.
The community has been good to DelNature and we want to return the favor with FREE fun ideas, tips, and educational materials that can all be accessed from your own home.
10 Fun Outdoor Activities for Adults and Families
1) Upcoming Virtual Programs
Register for our:
3) Visit our trails at Ashland, DEEC,
and Abbott’s Mill
Hike rolling hills, forests, marshes, and bubbling creeks at Abbott’s Mill Nature Center in Milford and Ashland Nature Center in Hockessin. Get more ideas for habitat exploration activities at Ashland.
Walk the pond loop and gardens at DuPont Environmental Education Center on Wilmington’s Riverfront and bike or walk Jack A. Markell Trail.
4) Help Nature Research
Download the iNaturalist app (or Seek by iNaturalist app for kids) to your phone and snap photos of plants and animals and submit it to the site. See if others agree with your sighting submission, and research the life histories of the plants and animals you find in your yard and local parks.
At Ashland, Abbott’s, or DEEC? When you use iNaturalist at these locations, you’re helping our biodiversity study project! Check out our Ashland iNaturalist, DEEC iNaturalist, and Abbott’s iNaturalist pages.
5) Help Keep Our Water Clean
Clean waterways improve health for people, wildlife, and pets. Much of Delaware’s waterway pollution comes from our homes and yards!
- Scoop the Poop
- Garden for Water and Wildlife
- Only Rain Down the Storm Drain
- Reduce Household Chemicals
- Cease the Grease
- Pledge now!
6) Our Latest FREE Online Nature Experiences, Stories, and More
Check out our Nature at Home for Preschoolers activities (new every Tuesday and Friday).
View our nature activities for all ages.
7) Our First Online Native Plant Sale
Thank you friends – our first ever online Native Plant Sale is now SOLD OUT!
We are delighted and surprised by the overwhelming response. This year’s sale was online and featured more than 120 rare, unusual and favorite native plants!
Learn more about our Native Plant Sale »
8) Coverdale Farm Video Stories, Recipes, and Culinary Tips
Get fresh local produce through our CSA program.
9) Start Your Spring Garden with Wildlife-helping Plants
Now is the time to prep your garden for spring and think about how you can help pollinators, birds, and wildlife.
Learn how to combat the spread of non-native species.
10) More Fun Outdoor Activities In Your Yard or at a Park
Learn to identify animal tracks, trees, and birds. Go on a scavenger hunt! Check out these and other activities to do outside!